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Red Rock Canyon Spring Mountain Engagement SessionWho would have thought these two Kansas kids from rival high schools would ever become a hot thing?! Although they only knew of each other in school and had never really met, fate would have its way. Many years later when Adam (who had since moved away) was back in town for a few months, they had a chance meeting at a bar on Ashton’s birthday. Not only were they glued to each other the whole evening, but they spent the entire next day together too and have been completely inseparable ever since!

In honor of their wedding this fall, we went out to one of Ashton & Adam’s favorite places, Red Rock Canyon, for a day spent exploring and celebrating their love.

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After some casual desert fun, we got all dressed up and hit the city in style!Las Vegas Strip view Cromwell Drais Engagement SessionLas Vegas Strip view Cromwell Drais Engagement SessionLas Vegas Cromwell Drais Engagement SessionLas Vegas Strip view Cromwell Drais Engagement SessionLas Vegas Cromwell Drais Engagement Session

A+A: Congrats! I’m so happy for you two & had an amazing time spending the day getting to know and photograph you guys. :-)

Stylish Desert Sand Dunes Engagement Session

Nearly nine years after their first encounter through mutual friends at a dance club – where Eddie wooed Sybil with his intriguing eyes and smooth moves on the dance-floor and Sybil captured Eddie, first with her beauty, then with her quick wit and down-to-earth personality – they are getting married! I can’t wait for the big weekend this August at the chic M Resort here in Las Vegas.

And for a little pre-wedding celebration, we went on a mini-adventure where we spent the day exploring, soaking up the warm desert sun and capturing just how perfect these two are together. <3
Stylish Desert Sand Dunes Engagement Session

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For more from these two, check out the killer behind the scene’s video Eddie & team put together from our shoot! http://vimeo.com/119097570

Also, I just have to share their sweet proposal video: https://vimeo.com/88863270 – Eddie & Sybil are both super creative (Eddie is also owner & the talent behind video production company Salty Tiers!) And with their love of unique and creative art, they share a quirky, fun tradition of collecting caricature drawings together wherever they travel. So, for his proposal, Eddie staged the ultimate caricature – one which ended with him on one knee and Sybil saying “YES!”  ^_^ Check it out above!

E+S: Had a blast with you guys & can’t wait to see you again soon for the big weekend!

CREDITS:
Wedding Coordinator: Rissa Gunderson at Scheme Events  •  Hair and Makeup: Amelia C & Co. • Clothing Stylist: Nancy Corrales

Meet Joni & Erick and their two adorable corgis, Stu and Yoshi:
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Joni and Erick met through work at an ICU where Joni was interning and he was her supervisor. Joni had a “major crush” on Erick right when they met. But it wasn’t until he invited her over to meet his new puppy, Stubbie or ‘Stu’, about a month later that things took off. I guess you could say Stu made the perfect ‘wing-dog’, because after that day they were inseparable. Since then and have become fur-parents to their second corgi Yoshi, both of whom will be a part of their wedding planned for next fall at the beautiful Four Seasons-Las Vegas. I can’t wait to be a part of it. ^_^ Joni & Erick also enlisted one of the west coast’s top wedding coordinators, the talented Rissa Gunderson of Scheme Events, so you know it will be unforgettable in every way!

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Check back next fall for more from Joni & Erick (and Stu & Yoshi too!)

CREDITS: Hair and Makeup: Makeup in the 702

Conne & Jason

Let me introduce you to Connie and Jason! C & J first met on Match.com. However, in the beginning, Connie played a few skilled rounds of ‘hard-to-get’. From ignoring his messages, to hanging up on him because she thought he was a different ‘stalker-Jason’, to showing up 30mins late to their first date because she was out shopping, she definitely put Jason to the test! But thankfully, Jason is not one to give up easy. He persisted through it all, and eventually won Connie over with his thoughtfulness, charm, and of course, great looks. Though she didn’t reveal it at the time, she did mention later that she was totally smitten after meeting him in person for the first time.  ^___^

As a couple, one of the things Jason and Connie love most is simply lounging around in bed together. For their engagement shoot, we thought, let’s get a little cozy! Why the heck not!?

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Part deux: Because C+J also love getting dressed up and going out, we thought, well let’s do that too! Why the heck not?! So next we headed out to the Nevada desert.Conne & JasonConne & Jason

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Check back in a few months for more from these two and their wedding at the Vintage Estate in Napa, CA. It’s bound to be one unforgettable day!

C+J: Loved spending the day with you two & also getting to see you at L+A’s wedding! Hope you enjoy all the images! I can’t wait for it to be your turn to take that very special walk down the aisle. :-D Only 3 months to go!

Jayse and I first met Brittany and Mark through mutual friends and were immediately taken by their laid-back, yet fun and charismatic personalities. I feel fortunate to call them friends, and I was honored when they reached out to have me as a very special part of their wedding!

I can’t wait for the big day this June at the beautiful Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. And in celebration of their wedding being less than 2 weeks away (yay!) I’d love to share some images from their engagement session. For their shoot, we pulled inspiration from one of Britt & Mark’s favorite bands, The Killers, and went out for a Vegas-style night on the town! For as long as I’ve known these two they have had a love for places with killer views (their home is always the best party spot for watching fireworks & ringing in the New Year!) So before heading downtown we kicked things off in style, sipping sparkling wine while enjoying one of the best panoramic views of the Las Vegas strip!

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B+M: You two are amazing together!! <3 I can’t wait to celebrate with you & your families in Laguna and capture all the magic as you finally officially become Mr & Mrs! 12 days!!! :-D

When Udyogi and Nimish first wrote sharing plans for their wedding and saying, “we would be over the moon to have you do our vibrant, ethnic, outdoor wedding!!” I was excited to reply “I’m totally game!” Now, after nearly a year of planning and finally getting the chance to meet in person, I share the sentiment even more. I’m over-the-moon-and-pumped to be a part of their day! And in celebration of it being just two weeks away, I’m excited to share some images from their recent engagement session. :-)

Sri Lankan Indian Engagement Session

Udyogi and Nimish are having a cultural wedding with a dynamic fusion of both their Sri Lankan and Indian heritages – both of which have very rich and beautiful traditions. To represent this in their engagement photos, Udyogi picked out this gorgeous Indian sari. Sri Lankan Indian Engagement SessionSri Lankan Indian Engagement SessionSri Lankan Indian Engagement SessionUydogi & NimishUydogi & NimishI love, love, love her shoes!Uydogi & NimishUydogi & Nimish

It’s not all dress up for these two. They are super playful together, and surprised me by showing up with these awesome balloons!

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Hair and makeup was rocked by Makeup in the 702

U+N: I had a blast with you guys can’t wait to see you both again for the wedding weekend! Two weeks and counting!! :-)